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AbSciCon 2017

Presenter: Various Speakers
When: April 24, 2017 6AM PDT

AbSciCon 2017 is the next in a series of conferences organized by the astrobiology community.

The theme for AbSciCon 2017 is “Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds.” Mars and icy worlds in our solar system are increasingly recognized as habitable, even as increasing numbers of exoplanets in their stars’ habitable zones have been discovered. The focus is shifting from identification of habitable worlds, to detection of life on them.

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Among other topics, the conference will address:
Setting the Stage for Geochemistry
Setting the Stage for Biochemistry
Biomarkers of Life in Anaerobic Ecosystems and Different Evolutionary Stages
Biomarkers of Anaerobic Ecosystems
Biogeochemical Cycles on Water Worlds Near and Far
Biosignatures on Exoplanets
Preparing for Life Detection: Astrobiology Education and Public Outreach

Conferences and Workshops

  • The focus on collaborative technologies has enabled a unique phenomenon to emerge: the Workshop Without Walls. This structure brings together scientists from across the astrobiology community in a focused environment combining presentations with rich discussion.
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